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PURPOSE We investigated the role of botulinum toxin type A and urotherapy in the treatment of children with dysfunctional voiding. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine female children with dysfunctional voiding refractory to standard urotherapy and alpha1-adrenergic blocking agents were included in the prospective clinical study. Botulinum toxin type A in a dose of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the short-term efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), lasting for <1 year. METHODS Seventy-nine patients with CTS were included in this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, and randomly divided in two treatment groups: Experimental group (EG), active(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The main clinical phenomena in acute low back pain (LBP) with radiculopathy are pain and neurological disorders. Although some studies show that low level laser therapy (LLLT) has the ability to modulate inflammatory processes and relieve acute pain condition, the laser therapy dose protocol has not been yet completely established. The aim of(More)
The latest data support the correlation of atherosclerosis and osteoporosis, indicating the parallel progression of two tissue destruction processes with increased fatal and non-fatal coronary events, as well as higher fracture risk. Vitamin D inadequacy associated with low bone mineral density increases fall and fracture risk, leads to secondary(More)
INTRODUCTION Effects of two types of balneotherapy on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were compared. MATERIAL AND METHODS 58 patients were included in the study and treated in the "Rusanda Spa" in Melenci. The patients were divided into two groups: group I (n=30) received a spa treatment and a mud pack per day, group II (n=28) received only two spa(More)
Heterotopic ossification represents one of the most frequent complications following any type of hip arthroplasty. However, disagreement exists regarding the clinical significance of heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty (THA). This study evaluated the effect of different grades of heterotopic ossification on range of hip motion, pain, and(More)
The importance of early inclusion in rehabilitation program and exercise of older people after the hip fracture could be explained by the fact that physical activity influences the muscle strength, balance and eventually degree of hip pain [11]. Such determinants are very important particularly for individuals quality of life and could prevent further risks(More)
AIM To evaluate the functional status measured by Berg Balance Scale (BBS) in elderly aged more than 65 years after hip fractures, and to evaluate the influence of sex, age and comorbidity on balance function improvement. METHODS The study included 203 patients with hip fractures. Functional status was evaluated by BBS: at admission (Group 1), at(More)
BACKGROUND Dysfunctional voiding (DV) in neurologically normal children is characterized by involuntary intermittent contractions of either the striated muscle in external urethral sphincter, or the pelvic floor during voiding. Urinary incontinence, pelvic holding maneuvers, voiding difficulties, urinary tract infections (UTIs), constipation and(More)
UNLABELLED arthroplasty (TKA) patients and to determine the association of fear of movement with established outcome measures. METHODS A prospective study included 78 patients with primary TKA for osteorthritis. The occurence of fear of movement was assessed by Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK). The patients were assessed at three time points: 2 weeks, 4(More)